Sarah Vaughan sings September In The Rain

American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) sings “September In The Rain”, a popular song published in 1937 by the American composer and lyricist Harry Warren (December 24, 1893 – September 22, 1981) and the American lyricist Al Dubin (June 10, 1891 – February 11, 1945). Sarah Vaughan (vocal), Richard Davis (bass), Ronnell Bright (piano), and Art Morgan (drums). Recorded live in Sweden in 1958.

The song was introduced by James Melton (January 2, 1904 – April 21, 1961, a popular singer in the 1920s and early 1930s) in the film Melody for Two, a 1937 American musical film directed by Louis King and starring James Melton, Patricia Ellis and Marie Wilson. Then the song become a standard jazz tune and recorded by many artists.

According to the American jazz reviewer, historian, author and music critic Scott Yanow, Sarah Vaughan has had “one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century.”

Lyrics

The leaves of brown came tumbling down
Remember, in September, in the rain
The sun went out just like a dying ember
That September in the rain

To every word of love I heard you whisper
The raindrops seemed to play our sweet refrain
Though spring is here, to me it’s still September
That September in the rain

To every word of love I heard you whisper
The raindrops seemed to play our sweet refrain
Though spring is here, to me it is still September
That September in the rain
That September that brought the pain
That September in the rain